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Ano ang VisualEditor?
Ang VisualEditor ay isang simulain sa pagpapaunlad ng software ng Pundasyong Wikimedia na magpapahintulot sa mga tao na mamatnugot ng mga pahina sa MediaWiki nang hindi na mangangailangang matuto ng wikitext syntax. Sa VisualEditor, ang pagpo-format ng mga pahina ay gagana kagaya nang sa isang word processor. Habang namamatnugot, ang pahina ay magmimistulang kagaya ng kung papaano magmumukha ang pahina kagaya nang matapos itong itala.
VisualEditor is a software development initiative by the Wikimedia Foundation that will allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax.

With VisualEditor, formatting pages will work very similarly to a word processor. While editing, the page will look very similar to what the page will look like after it is saved.

Bakit isinasagawa ang pagbabagong ito?
Ang kumplikadong wiki markup syntax na ginagamit sa lumang window ng pag-eedit ay ang pinakamalaking hadlang sa paggawa ng iyong unang pag-edit, at sa gayon, siyang pinakamalaking hadlang sa pagsisimula ng daan na magbubunsod sa pagiging produktibo at makaranasang kasapi ng isa sa pamayanang mamamatnugot. Upang mapalawig ang bilang ng mga matagumpay na paninimula sa pamamatnugot, kinakailangan natin nang mas mainan na sistema sa pag-eedit. Mangyaring basahin ang mas malalim na paliwanag para sa iba pang detalye.
The complex wiki markup syntax used by the old editing window is the biggest barrier to making the first edit, and therefore the biggest barrier to beginning the path that could lead to someone's becoming a productive, experienced member of the editing community.

To increase the number of successful first attempts at editing, we need a better editing system. Please read our longer explanation for more details.

Saan ako pupunta upang lalong makaalam sa paggamit ng VisualEditor?
Mangyaring tingnan ang Gabay sa Paggamit ng VisualEditor.
Please see the VisualEditor User guide.
Kailan papaganahin ang VisualEditor sa aking wiki?
Ang kasalukuyang iskedyul ng mga susunod na rollouts ay makikita sa mw:VisualEditor/Rollouts. Higit sa kalahati ng mga Wikipedia ay nakatanggap ng VisualEditor bilang pagpipilian ng mga manggagamit noong 2013.
The current schedule for future rollouts is posted at VisualEditor/Rollouts.

More than half of Wikipedias received VisualEditor as an option for all users during 2013. Magagamit ang VisualEditor bilang kusang-piling Beta Featuresa halos lahat ng naka log-in na tagagamit at sa lahat ng proyekto ng Pundasyong Wikimedia maliban sa Wiktionaryo at Wikisource.

Why are you deploying the software even though development is not finished?
The software has features to be added and issues to be resolved.

Ultimately, the best way to detect bugs and identify missing features is to have as many people as possible using the software and playing with it. While we know that bugs are disruptive in the short term, they will be fixed, and the current use is what lets us identify things that need fixing.

I found an issue with VisualEditor. How can I tell you to fix it?
If you're willing and able, please report the issue in Phabricator in the "VisualEditor" product.

Most large Wikipedias also have a wiki page dedicated to feedback about VisualEditor; see the list on Wikidata. There is also a central feedback page on

How do I disable VisualEditor?
To continue to edit the wikitext directly, simply click the "Baguhin ang wikitext" button instead of "Baguhin". On section edit links, you can open the classic wikitext editor for that section by clicking "baguhin ang wikitext" instead of the regular "baguhin" link.

On wikis where VisualEditor is still a Beta Feature, you can simply uncheck its box in the Beta tab of your Preferences; on the other wikis, you can check the Temporarily disable VisualEditor while it is in beta box from the Editing tab instead.

A feature is missing in VisualEditor. How do I ask you to add it?
Some features are currently being developed or planned.

The Roadmap, the Wikimedia Engineering goals pages for 2015–2016 and the Phabricator workboard provide some additional information as well. If you can't find any reference to the new feature you'd like to suggest, please submit it using the same process used to report an issue.

Will it still be possible to edit using wikitext after VisualEditor becomes the primary editing interface?
Yes. While VisualEditor will eventually be offered to all users by default, a method for editing the underlying “source” text will continue to exist. There are no plans to remove wikitext editing.
Can I use familiar wikimarkup like [[ ]] and {{ }} in VisualEditor?
No. Currently, those shortcuts will trigger the link and the template tool respectively. If you use wikimarkup in the article, a warning message will appear. See VisualEditor User guide for more about how to use VisualEditor.
Why is my browser not supported?
Building a modern editing interface for Wikipedia and its sister wiki is a technical challenge, but it's possible using modern web technologies and standards.

Unfortunately, some browsers don't support many of the features we need for VisualEditor. We're doing our best to support the most common browsers: VisualEditor works well with recent versions of the most popular web browsers: Firefox 15 and up; Iceweasel 10 and up; Safari 7 and up; Chrome 19 and up; Opera 15 and up; Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and up; Edge 12 and up. In some browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9, a warning message will still show up, but users shouldn't experience any major problems editing. Trying to work around the limitations of older browsers would divert resources from improvements that would benefit the majority of users. We encourage you to upgrade to a supported browser and, if you can't, to continue to edit using the source wikitext editor. (See target browser matrix for specific details.)

Does VisualEditor work with Wikisource's ProofreadPage, or Wiktionary's templates, and other features that Wikipedia doesn't have?
VisualEditor is flexible enough to be adapted to all Wikimedia sites. However, Wiktionary's heavy reliance on templates will require significant work by community members to provide TemplateData to their users, and Wikisource's ProofreadPage tool will require some additional work to integrate VisualEditor smoothly.
Can I install VisualEditor on my personal wiki outside Wikimedia?
Yes, at your own risk. VisualEditor and Parsoid extensions are available for download but they're still experimental; note that Parsoid requires nodeJS. If you do install and use them, please let us know what worked and what didn't in Phabricator.
Does VisualEditor make automatic fixes to pages?
In most cases, VisualEditor will not make changes to formatting on lines that are not being directly edited. In cases where markup already on the page is handled incorrectly (for example, with tables that are not closed), it may attempt to correct these.
Will the visual editor be enabled on talk pages?
​No. This question comes up quite often.
  • The visual editor is designed to edit content, plain pages of text.


    • Talk pages aren't content. Many of the tools and design patterns that make VE nice to use to edit content make it poor to use for discussions.
    • To make it usable for discussions, we would have to remove or break many of those patterns in VE. We have spent a lot of time researching with users what works best there.
  • VE can't deal with structured discussions and plain-text discussions are not structured discussions.
    • Discussions like they are on traditional talk pages are not structured discussions from a technical perspective, despite the fact there is a certain number of colons or bullet points added to each answer to provide a pseudo-structure. With the current design of classical discussions, a piece of software can't know who has replied to whom – only humans can. There is no real connection between posts (which post is the parent/child of which), which is the definition of a structured discussion.
    • At the moment Flow deals with structured discussions. In Flow, each post is independent with a unique ID, linked to other posts and to a Topic (also with a unique ID), with a specific history, and all posts can be targeted precisely. It would be possible in the future to have conversations at multiple places, to move topics or replies, and to create sub-discussions with Flow. Classical talk pages, using VE or not, do not allow that.
My question isn't here. Where do I ask?
You can ask on the VisualEditor feedback page on your wiki (see the list on Wikidata) or on the central feedback page on

Community resources

Where can I read more about what communities can do to adapt the visual editor to their sites?
You can find a sort of "checklist" here on
Where can I find people experienced in this kind of effort?
There is a list of names at Community Taskforce.


  1. Based on James Forrester's message on wikimedia-l mailing-list, June 2016